by Federico García Lorca
in a translation by Caridad Svich
After the death of the family patriarch, well-to-do widow Bernarda Alba is determined to uphold the social propriety of the house and exacts an unyielding control over the lives of her five adult daughters. In a theme underscored by a pandemic-era production, the women are cut off from the outside world until a blossoming romance threatens to topple the walls that hem them in. A rarely produced masterpiece (in a lean and powerful translation by Caridad Svich), The House of Bernarda Alba is a story about women locked in a struggle with a deadly inheritance, where wealth and status are inextricable from isolation and shame.